Obituaries: LaChurance Elaine Williams (1947-2007)

April 05, 2007 11:00 pm

LaChurance Elaine Williams, 59, of Brookings, died April 1, in her home of natural causes.

She was born on Dec. 12, 1947, in Oakland to Lorenzo and Versie (Smith) Boyd. She was raised in Oakland, and graduated from Castlemont High School.

She met her future husband, Lawrence Datu Williams in 1969 while attending Chebo College in Hayward. They were married in Zephyr Cove in Tahoe, Nev., on July 2, 1972.

She worked, and studied intercultural relations at Cal State College-Hayward.

The couple made their home in Oakland from 1972-1985 and then moved to Brookings. They bought Modern Talking Picture Services, which they owned until 1991. They became owners of Water Tap, a bottle water company until 2005.

Then Mrs. Williams went to work for Pelican Bay State Prison as a supervisor cook. She held that position until her departure.

She was lively, flexible, free spirited and liked to have fun. She was artistic, using her talents in creating ceramics and seascape painting on saw blades. She enjoyed fresh water fishing, camping, and traveling.

She was a member of the Bethel Christian Center Church.

She is survived by her husband Larry of Brookings; daughters Kyla Lee, husband, Raoul Lee and their children Kalen and Mylan of Laveen, Ariz., and Monique Williams-Tate, husband, Anthony, Sr. Tate and children Dommoque, Moriah, and Anthony, Jr. of San Leandro, and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Ollie Lewis.

A celebration of life will be held at 6 p.m. April 7 at the Bethel Christian Center, 651 J St., Crescent City.

Cremation is under the direction of Redwood Memorial Chapel.